Artifacts of Doom: Relics from Arctic Shipwreck Unveiled

As much as I detest the political taint of this discovery, I love the discovery itself. And the more I learn, the more I like it. It's only a pity that more CDN history (and not just the parts including white men) don't get more of this type of coverage. 

Since the discovery of the HMS Erebus in 2014, Harris and his colleagues have only scratched the surface of the wreck and the artifacts inside. In the initial dives in September 2014, the team cleared kelp and undersea vegetation from the ship, which towers some 16 feet (5 meters) above the seafloor. They saw the ice channels built along the port side of the ship that protected the ship from ice damage, iron plating meant to shore up the bow against sea ice, and a mechanism that allowed the ship’s propeller to be hoisted up over the deck. The Erebus was a sailing ship with supplementary steam power, Harris said, so the propeller would have been pulled out of the water during travel on the open ocean. It also would have been pulled up to protect it from ice while overwintering in the Arctic.